Getting around Mui Ne is rather effortless as the entire area is connected by a long strip of road called Nguyen Dinh Chieu. The northern end of Mui Ne Bay is relatively untouched by development, housing a traditional fishing village which offers a picturesque view of the coastline and colourful fishing boats moored on the water. Whereas the southern region caters to travellers from across the world, featuring an array of dining and shopping venues as well as luxurious beachfront resorts.
A lot of the time, travellers will simply stroll from their resort to nearby restaurants, bars and convenience stores. But for getting further afield there are several modes of transport for getting around Mui Ne.
Xe Om or motorbike taxis can be found just about everywhere in Mui Ne, usually nearby hotels, bars and restaurants in the town centre as well as prominent attractions such as Van Thuy Tu Temple and Phan Thiet Central Market. A short trip costs about VND 20,000 but a lower price is achievable with a bit of bargaining with the driver. Rates are higher during the night, especially if you’re hailing a Xe Om from outside a bar or nightclub in Mui Ne.
Metered taxis are easily found outside prominent hotels, resorts and landmarks, making them one of the most convenient ways of exploring Mui Ne and Phan Thiet. It is also a popular choice for travellers arriving from Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport, taking approximately four hours to reach. Not only can you enjoy a comfortable ride, most taxi drivers can speak English as well.
For better value however, we highly recommend getting a metered taxi instead of purchasing a fixed rate from the airport. A standard flag drop is priced at VND 10,000 with every kilometre thereafter priced at VND 12,000.
Renting a motorcycle is ideal if you’re looking to have complete independence of where you want to go in Mui Ne. With daily rates priced at VND 120,000 upwards, motorcycles in Mui Ne are relatively easy to ride as they are less than 150cc and fitted with semi or fully automatic gearboxes. Do note that traffic can get rather chaotic during peak hours so make sure to ride with caution.
Travelling by jeep is ideal if you’re looking to visit the iconic Red and White Sand Dunes of Mui Ne. Due to its popularity amongst foreign visitors, there are plenty of tour operators offering roundtrips at various price points. Expect to pay about USD$35 if you prefer driving on your own while private sunrise or sunset tours cost USD$30 upwards.